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Acting with Purpose

Lopes’s distinguished summer began with a production of Romeo and Juliet with the Billy Shakes Company, owned by undergraduate Jasmine Goodspeed ’19. The innovative casting of Romeo and Juliet was gender-indifferent to who played what roles, so long as they were the best for the part—and also to show that “queer people belong in these old texts, they just weren’t represented,” Lopes explains.

When the Earth Moves

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Geosciences Haiying Gao.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Geosciences Haiying Gao.

Muscle, Pluck, and Yankee Vim

A Summer Scholar at the Apiary

One of 39 scholars in the Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment’s summer program, Joyce conducted her experiment in the field and lab of biology professor Lynn Adler, a widely recognized bee expert who supervised the project. Adler’s research has already shown that sunflower pollen can reduce a common disease in bumblebees, close relatives to honeybees.

UMass Amherst Rises to No. 26

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UMass Magazine - Summer 2018

In the latest UMass magazine, rowers make a splash, experts look at fake news, and a chemist makes an exciting discovery. Read about all this and more news and research from UMass Amherst.


Swing into Spring

The action starts Thursday with music and dance performances—continuing all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with more performances, intercollegiate athletic competitions, student competitions and celebrations, the UMass Powwow, QuadFest, and Soulfest, and concludes with the annual Spring Concert featuring Khalid & Lil Yachty.

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